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An instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion
“Voters in the cities, like Harare and Bulawayo, voted No by three to one, whilst in the rural heartlands that were expected to vote Yes there were widespread abstentions.”
The act or state of eschewing or avoiding something
“The Prophet encouraged praiseworthy things and urged abstention from vices.”
The act of abstaining from something
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“Renunciation of any form of enjoyment is implicit in the concept, but in practice, it most often implies abstention from food, or from a particular kind of food, for a certain period of time.”
The act of abstaining from alcohol
“Until the late 19th century, neither temperance nor abstention from alcohol was a primary concern in Indian society.”
The state or practice of refraining from extramarital relations
“He responds to a specific circumstance in which some Corinthians were advocating abstention from sexual relations even in marriage.”
Express or tacit abandonment of a right or position, usually without assignment to another person
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The act of abstaining from, or eating very little, food
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